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* BigBad: [[spoiler: Played with. Foiling his plans is an important plot of the endgame, but the main antagonists prove to be the BigBadDuumvirate of [=LaCroix=] and Ming Xiao.]]
* BigBadWannabe: At the end of the day [[spoiler: Andrei has ''no'' idea what's really going on in the city. He doesn't know that [=LaCroix=] and Ming Xiao are working together, that the sarcophagus doesn't contain an Antediluvian, or that Caine is in L.A. as a humble taxi driver. Even his ending in the unofficial Sabbat ending is full of DramaticIrony that they drown the coffin in a MeaninglessVillainVictory.]]

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* BigBad: The leader of the villainous Sabbat faction that hounds the player and their fellow Kindred throughout the game. [[spoiler: Played with.Subverted. Foiling his plans is an important plot of the endgame, but the main antagonists prove to be the BigBadDuumvirate of [=LaCroix=] and Ming Xiao.]]
* BigBadWannabe: At Andrei is far from being a HarmlessVillain, but at the end of the day [[spoiler: Andrei he has ''no'' idea what's really going on in the city. He doesn't know that [=LaCroix=] and Ming Xiao are working together, that the sarcophagus doesn't contain an Antediluvian, or that Caine is in L.A. as a humble taxi driver. Even his ending in the unofficial Sabbat ending is full of DramaticIrony that they drown the coffin in a MeaninglessVillainVictory.]]


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* ColdHam: He rarely raises his voice, but he nonetheless maintains a ''chilling'' presence when onscreen.


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* DiscOneFinalBoss: He and his Sabbat followers are introduced as the game's premiere villains who the player will have to rise to the occasion to overcome. [[spoiler: However, they are ultimately sidelined in favor of the story arcs involving the hunt for the Ankaran Sarcophagus and the machinations of the Camarilla and Kue Jin. Andrei himself is defeated in a penultimate encounter prior to the story's endgame phase.]]


* BigBadWannabe: At the end of the day [[spoiler: Andrei has ''no'' idea what's really going on in the city. He doesn't know that LaCroix and Ming Xiao are working together, that the sarcophagus doesn't contain an Antediluvian, or that Caine is in L.A. as a humble taxi driver. Even his ending in the unofficial Sabbat ending is full of DramaticIrony that they drown the coffin in a MeaninglessVillainVictory.]]

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* BigBadWannabe: At the end of the day [[spoiler: Andrei has ''no'' idea what's really going on in the city. He doesn't know that LaCroix [=LaCroix=] and Ming Xiao are working together, that the sarcophagus doesn't contain an Antediluvian, or that Caine is in L.A. as a humble taxi driver. Even his ending in the unofficial Sabbat ending is full of DramaticIrony that they drown the coffin in a MeaninglessVillainVictory.]]


** In the unofficial patch: [[spoiler: if you decide to join forces with him when you meet him the second time. Like Ming-Xiao, he refuses to open the sarcophagus or otherwise use it to his advantage - but unlike Xiao, he does not betray you, and keeps you as his ally.]]
* AllThereInTheManual: Only briefly alludes to why he hates the Tremere so much, calling a Tremere PC a "squirming larva of the wretched brood who stole their immortality". In the tabletop lore, the original Tremere were mages who hunted vampires to collect their blood, in order to use blood magic to turn themselves into vampires without being directly Embraced. Most of said vampires they stole blood from were Tzimisce - therefore, Tzimisce harbour a special hatred for all Tremere.
* BerserkButton: As with most Tzimisce, Andrei loathes Tremere [=PCs=].
* BigBad: Considering that he's the boss of the Sabbat in Los Angeles, he may qualify. [[spoiler: Played with. Foiling his plans is an important plot of the endgame, but the main antagonists prove to be the BigBadDuumvirate of [=LaCroix=] and Ming Xiao.]]
* BigBadWannabe: At the end of the day [[spoiler: Andrei has ''no'' idea what's really going on in the city. He doesn't know the Sarcophagus doesn't contain an Antediluvian, that La Croix and Ming Xiao are working together, or the fact Caine is a taxi driver in the city. Even his ending is full of DramaticIrony that they drown the coffin in a MeaninglessVillainVictory.]]
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Obvious from his speech on metamorphosis that he doesn't follow human notions of morality (or, for the matter, aesthetics). He is a most likely follower of the Path of Metamorphasis, which is a part of the Tzimisce stereotype.
* BodyHorror: His soldiers are hideously mutated humans, his wallpaper is made of living flesh, and quite a few of the chairs and beds seem to have faces. It all comes with being part of the Tzimisce clan. He's certainly not too good-looking himself either, being almost reptilian in appearance.

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** In the unofficial patch: [[spoiler: if you decide to join forces with him when you meet him the second time. Like Ming-Xiao, Ming Xiao, he refuses to open the sarcophagus or otherwise use it to his advantage - but unlike Xiao, he does not betray you, and keeps you as his ally.]]
* AllThereInTheManual: Only briefly alludes to why he hates the Tremere so much, BerserkButton: As with most Tzimisce, Andrei loathes Tremere, calling a Tremere PC a "squirming larva of the wretched brood who stole their immortality". In the tabletop lore, the original Tremere were mages who hunted vampires to collect their blood, in order to use blood magic to turn themselves into vampires without being directly Embraced. Most of said vampires they stole blood from were Tzimisce - therefore, Tzimisce harbour a special hatred for all Tremere.
* BerserkButton: As with most Tzimisce, Andrei loathes Tremere [=PCs=].
immortality".
* BigBad: Considering that he's the boss of the Sabbat in Los Angeles, he may qualify. [[spoiler: Played with. Foiling his plans is an important plot of the endgame, but the main antagonists prove to be the BigBadDuumvirate of [=LaCroix=] and Ming Xiao.]]
* BigBadWannabe: At the end of the day [[spoiler: Andrei has ''no'' idea what's really going on in the city. He doesn't know that LaCroix and Ming Xiao are working together, that the Sarcophagus sarcophagus doesn't contain an Antediluvian, or that La Croix and Ming Xiao are working together, or the fact Caine is in L.A. as a humble taxi driver in the city. driver. Even his ending in the unofficial Sabbat ending is full of DramaticIrony that they drown the coffin in a MeaninglessVillainVictory.]]
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Obvious from his speech on metamorphosis that he doesn't follow human notions of morality (or, for the matter, aesthetics). He is a most likely follower of the Path of Metamorphasis, which is a part of the Tzimisce stereotype.
aesthetics).
* BodyHorror: His soldiers are hideously mutated humans, his wallpaper is made of living flesh, and quite a few of the chairs and beds seem to have faces. It all comes with being part of the Tzimisce clan. He's certainly not too good-looking himself either, being almost reptilian in appearance.a Tzimisce.



* DraconicHumanoid: Has turned himself into one with his fleshcrafting.



* EvilOverlord: Though his "castle" is more of a condo. He says its merely a base, and that his ancestral home is much more grand.

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* EvilOverlord: Though his "castle" is more of a condo. He says its it's merely a base, and that his ancestral home is much more grand.



* {{Expy}}: Andrei is basically Sascha Vykos, the Tzimisce Signature NPC. The only differences are that Andrei is unambiguously a guy rather than a Lady Gaga-creature, he's far less competent than Vykos, and you can kill him.

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* {{Expy}}: Andrei is basically Sascha Vykos, the Tzimisce Signature signature NPC. The only differences are that Andrei is unambiguously a guy man rather than a genderless Lady Gaga-creature, he's far less competent wiley than Vykos, and you can kill him.


* SuperLoser: Most of them were brought into the embrace to be CannonFodder and aren't much more intimidating than the human gangsters.



* AffablyEvil: The first time you meet, he holds to SacredHospitality ''very'' seriously, and offers you power and "improvements" if you defect. [[BerserkButton Unless you're Tremere.]]
** Not part of the official game, but added in the unofficial patch: [[spoiler: if you decide to join forces with him when you meet him the second time. Like Ming-Xiao, he refuses to open the sarcophagus or otherwise use it to his advantage - but unlike Xiao, he does not betray you, and keeps you as his ally.]]

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* AffablyEvil: AffablyEvil:
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The first time you meet, he holds to SacredHospitality ''very'' seriously, and offers you power and "improvements" if you defect. [[BerserkButton Unless you're Tremere.]]
** Not part of the official game, but added in In the unofficial patch: [[spoiler: if you decide to join forces with him when you meet him the second time. Like Ming-Xiao, he refuses to open the sarcophagus or otherwise use it to his advantage - but unlike Xiao, he does not betray you, and keeps you as his ally.]]



** BigBadWannabe: At the end of the day [[spoiler: Andrei has ''no'' idea what's really going on in the city. He doesn't know the Sarcophagus doesn't contain an Antediluvian, that La Croix and Ming Xiao are working together, or the fact Caine is a taxi driver in the city. Even his ending is full of DramaticIrony that they drown the coffin in a MeaninglessVillainVictory.]]

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** * BigBadWannabe: At the end of the day [[spoiler: Andrei has ''no'' idea what's really going on in the city. He doesn't know the Sarcophagus doesn't contain an Antediluvian, that La Croix and Ming Xiao are working together, or the fact Caine is a taxi driver in the city. Even his ending is full of DramaticIrony that they drown the coffin in a MeaninglessVillainVictory.]]



* RedEyesTakeWarning: Played completely straight.

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* RedEyesTakeWarning: Played completely straight.Has vivid red eyes with black sclerae, leads the LA Sabbat, and is a deadly combatant when he's not twisting people into monsters. Given the extent to which he's modified his own body, he might well have invoked the trope.

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** BigBadWannabe: At the end of the day [[spoiler: Andrei has ''no'' idea what's really going on in the city. He doesn't know the Sarcophagus doesn't contain an Antediluvian, that La Croix and Ming Xiao are working together, or the fact Caine is a taxi driver in the city. Even his ending is full of DramaticIrony that they drown the coffin in a MeaninglessVillainVictory.]]


Composed of ''antitribu'' [[note]]turncoats from the clans that are not the two founding clans of Sabbat, Lasombra and Tzimsice.[[/note]] vampires, human thugs, ghouls and Tzimisce-created monsters, the minions of the Sabbat rely on a quantity-over-quality approach. Members of the Sabbat embrace their monstrous natures, and think nothing of breaking the Masquerade or randomly Embracing humans to pad out their numbers.

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Composed of ''antitribu'' [[note]]turncoats from the clans that are not the two founding clans of Sabbat, Lasombra and Tzimsice.[[/note]] vampires, vampires[[note]]Nearly all of them are Gangrel[[/note]], human thugs, ghouls and Tzimisce-created monsters, the minions of the Sabbat rely on a quantity-over-quality approach. Members of the Sabbat embrace their monstrous natures, and think nothing of breaking the Masquerade or randomly Embracing humans to pad out their numbers.


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* HowlingToTheNight: They tend to do this because a) most of them in the game are Gangrel, and b) they don't give two shits about the Masquerade and love to show off.


* PetTheDog: Unlike nearly everyone else in the game, he sincerly tells a Nosferatu PC to not be ashamed of their appearance, saying that the beast takes many forms but all are beautiful.

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* PetTheDog: Unlike nearly everyone else in the game, he sincerly sincerely tells a Nosferatu PC to not be ashamed of their appearance, saying that the beast takes many forms but all are beautiful.


* PetTheDog: Unlike nearly everyone else in the game, he tells a Nosferatu PC to not be ashamed of their appearance, saying that the beast takes many forms but all are beautiful.

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* PetTheDog: Unlike nearly everyone else in the game, he sincerly tells a Nosferatu PC to not be ashamed of their appearance, saying that the beast takes many forms but all are beautiful.

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* PetTheDog: Unlike nearly everyone else in the game, he tells a Nosferatu PC to not be ashamed of their appearance, saying that the beast takes many forms but all are beautiful.


* SmallNameBigEgo: The Sabbat Shovelheads you get to talk with talk tough and are clearly have delusion of being badasses. However, they disposable mooks at best, and absolutely ''nobody'' takes them seriously on either side of vampire society, seeing them at best as annoying.

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* SmallNameBigEgo: The Sabbat Shovelheads you get to talk interact with talk tough and are clearly have delusion of being badasses. However, they disposable mooks at best, and absolutely ''nobody'' takes them seriously on either side of vampire society, seeing them at best as annoying.


A Tzimisce vampire and one of the highest-ranking members of the Sabbat. He lurks in a dilapidated mansion in the Hollywood Hills, where he crafts monsters out of junkies, runaways, illegal immigrants, thin-bloods, anyone who won't be missed, before unleashing them on the Nosferatu in order to "blind" the Camarilla.

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A Tzimisce vampire and one of the highest-ranking members of the L.A. Sabbat. He lurks in a dilapidated mansion in the Hollywood Hills, where he crafts monsters out of junkies, runaways, illegal immigrants, thin-bloods, anyone who won't be missed, before unleashing them on the Nosferatu in order to "blind" the Camarilla.

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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: ''Nobody'' in LA respects them or take them remotely seriously; the Camarilla sees them as a nuisance that needs to be taken care of in order to protect the Masquerade, while the Anarchs perceive them as a bunch of psychotic useless idiots, with both sides agreeing about them being TooDumbToLive in their refusal of the Masquerade.


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* SmallNameBigEgo: The Sabbat Shovelheads you get to talk with talk tough and are clearly have delusion of being badasses. However, they disposable mooks at best, and absolutely ''nobody'' takes them seriously on either side of vampire society, seeing them at best as annoying.


* {{Mooks}}: To the Sabbat, in that they are unintelligent, numerous and easily disposable. They still ''are'' vampires, though, so they can cause you more troubles than human thugs if they have the right Disciplines.

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* {{Mooks}}: To the Sabbat, in that they are unintelligent, numerous and easily disposable. They still ''are'' vampires, though, so they can cause you more troubles than human thugs if they have the right Disciplines. If you get noticed while trying to blow up the warehouse, a few of them with show up to stop you, and prove to be genuinely tough opponents.


-->''The Sabbat are worthless, man. Fake tits on a zombie worthless. Fun to watch though. Like Film/TheThreeStooges with chainsaws.''

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-->''The ->''The Sabbat are worthless, man. Fake tits on a zombie worthless. Fun to watch though. Like Film/TheThreeStooges with chainsaws.''



-->''Tell me, child, is my appearance that frightening or is it my knowledge of you that is so unnerving?''

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-->''Tell ->''Tell me, child, is my appearance that frightening or is it my knowledge of you that is so unnerving?''



[[folder:The Lasombra]]

A Lasombra vampire in service to the Sabbat, performing rituals underneath the Downtown Library. While not part of the original game, he and his quest are included in some fan mods.
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* BadassInANiceSuit: In contrast to [[LowerClassLout lesser Sabbat minions]], the Lasombra is dressed quite nicely.
* GetBackHereBoss: Indulges in TeleportSpam throughout the fight, peppering you with [=SMG=] fire before retreating when you get close.
* GameMod: Not actually a part of the game. He's added in the popular Unofficial Patch (Plus Version).
* HumanSacrifice: Presumably performed these underneath the library, and nearly killed Beckett's associate as part of a ritual before the player intervenes.
* NoNameGiven: He's only ever referred to as "the Lasombra".
* TeleportSpam: As a Lasombra, he has the ability to teleport short distances.
* AllThereInTheManual: He could be a member of [[HeWhoFightsMonsters Angellis Ater]] or [[ReligionOfEvil Azaneali]], considering the area you fight him.
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